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hatchettite

[ hach-i-tahyt ]
/ ˈhætʃ ɪˌtaɪt /
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noun

a soft yellowish mineral wax, C38H78, darkening on exposure: found in bogs and coal beds.

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Also hatch·ett·ine [hach-i-teen, -tin]. /ˈhætʃ ɪˌtin, -tɪn/.
Also called adipocerite.

Origin of hatchettite

1865–70; named after Charles Hatchett (c1765–1847), English chemist; see -ite1
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